Joerg Hoffmann shattered one of swimming's longest-standing world records Sunday, chopping more than four seconds off Vladimir Salnikov's mark in the men's 1,500-meter freestyle at the World Swimming Championships.

Tamas Darnyi broke the two-minute barrier in the men's 200 individual medley, his second world mark and second title of the meet. Dernyi, defending world and Olympic champion, won in 1:59.36 to shatter the 1989 mark set by David Wharton.Red-faced officials at the world swimming championships have apologized to Australia's Hayley Lewis and Darnyi over a mix-up at Sunday night's closing ceremonies.

In a presentation of special awards by the international swimming body, FINA, Lewis was given the Politika Prize as the outstanding swimmer of the championships.

Darnyi, who won two gold medals and a bronze and set world records in the 200- and 400-meter individual medleys, actually won the award.